Lightning strikes killed 2,862 Indians in 2020

Lightning strikes killed 2,862 Indians in 2020, Jitendra Singh, minister of state (independent charge) in the Union Ministry of Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, told the Lok Sabha December 1, 2021. Singh added that lightning activity had shown an increasing trend over India in the past two decades according to recent studies. The North East, eastern and parts of peninsular India had registered a sharp increase of lighting over the past two decades. Central India recorded a minimal increase in lightning strikes. It was moderate over the rest of the country.

— source downtoearth.org.in | 01 Dec 2021

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